About John C Healy
Photo of John C. Healy taken in Battle Creek, MI about 1874.
John C. Healy is believed to be born in Co. Limerick, Ireland. Although it was word of mouth that they came from Co.Kilkenny.
His family is believed to live in Cowran county Kilkenny 1849-1850. They came to USA in 1851-52.
In USA our name has been recorded as Healy, Healey, and Haley...which is typical misspellings depending on how it is heard or viewed.
His mother was Ellen Ford (Foard). Thomas and Ellen were married 1842 in Limerick.
I think that is where they are from and moved around just before coming to USA.
Two leads for Ellen are St.Munchins, Limerick and St.Mary, Limerick.
Their name was spelled Haley in 1855 census for Saugerties, NY. Spelled to was it sounded I'm sure.